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Sonic the Hedgehog (1996)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Adventure  -  31 May 1996 (Japan)
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Sonic and tails are sent on a mission by Dr. Robotnik to Robotropolis, which is a trap set by Dr. Robotnik.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Martin Burke ...
Lainie Frasier ...
Bill Wise ...
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Dr. Robotnik / President (voice)
Sascha Biesi ...
Sara (voice)
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Old Man Owl (voice) (as Charlie Campbell)
Gary Lipkowitz ...
Metal Sonic (voice) (as Gary Dehan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chafûrin ...
Old Man Owl (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ...
President (voice)
Mika Kanai ...
Sara (voice)
Masami Kikuchi ...
Yasunori Matsumoto ...
Hekiru Shiina ...
Akimitsu Takase ...
President's Aide (voice)
Junpei Takiguchi ...
Dr. Eggman (voice) (as Junpei Taniguchi)
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Storyline

Sonic the Hedgehog and his sidekicks Tails and Knuckles the Echidna are determined to thwart a plan that would turn their Land of the Sky into the equivalent of The Land of Darkness, which lurks beneath the surface (and is obviously the former planet Earth). So they plow through to the center of the planet and the ancient city of Robotropolis (the former New York City?) to do righteous battle. The big question of the day is whether the usually evil Dr. Robotnik is telling the truth for once or sending the good guys into a trap. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Scrape Your Knuckles. Catch Some Tails.


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Release Date:

31 May 1996 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Sonic Anime  »

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Trivia

Was actually two separate mini-series episodes pasted together as a movie for its American release. See more »

Goofs

When Sonic and Tails are fighting metal Robotnik, he shoots glue at Tails' tail. Tails says he can't fly to help Sonic, but when he gets the piece of concrete to surf across the water on you can see that his tails are not glued together. See more »

Quotes

Sonic: We all know that 99 out of 100 times Dr. Robotnik is lying!
Tails: But Sonic... what if this is that one other time?
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During the ending credits, scenes from the movie are shown. See more »


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Nice Tribute to a Video Game Idol
10 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

People seem to think that the anime adaptations of video-games are somehow better than the films based on games using live-actors. Personally what I can't stand is how people who make this kind of anime always have to crowbar anime-conventions into places where they don't belong, in pathetic attempts to add some depth to the characters and their game-world. Undoubtedly some of the goofier elements of Anime do find their home in the Sonic Anime, but the over-all plot is rather ridiculous in hind-sight.

That's not to say that the OVA doesn't look good, but for some reason OVAs just tend to disappoint me with their lack of comprehensive closure, just like with Burn Up W and New Dominion Tank Police. Why OVAs can't look to Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki for a way to keep an OVA alive, I just don't understand.

As a side-note (and notice that this did not affect my vote): I have always thought that of all Sonic cartoons this has had the worst English-speaking voice-cast. The Japanese voices were decent, but none of the characters sound themselves in the English dub.

Sonic Anime is a nice tribute to the old-school Sonic-fans, but other than that there's nothing very appealing about it.


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